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Songdrops is the name for a bunch of songs created by a United States man named Bryant Oden, the first one being "Sun Drops", which was made into another version called "Songdrops", which is how his company got its name. Most of his songs are full of wacky humour, though there are some exceptions.

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  • The Ace: Tim Tebow, the character mentioned in one of the "Sarah Tells a Joke" videos, is mentioned to be exceptionally talented.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Several of the songs have alliterative titles and some characters have alliterative names. After "Bob the Snail" gets sung, a child's voice says, "That was a silly snail song".
  • Affectionate Nickname: When the narrator doesn't know his date's name, he calls said date a ridiculous amount of these, from the mundane ("Dream Boat") to the wacky ("Snugglicious Cuddle Blossom").
  • Alliterative Name: The frog's full name has names that all start with "f" except for the "McGrog". Other characters with alliterative names include Tim Tebow, Betty Botter and Peter Piper.
  • Alliterative Title: "Sally Sells Sea Shells", "Peter Piper", "Five Fruit Flies Flew", "Please Don't Pee in the Pool", "Santa's Solar Sleigh", "Gary the Ghost" "A Little Like Love", "Holding Your Hand", "Barry the Bear" and "Please Pre-Freeze the Peas"
  • Alphabet Song: The "CBA Song", which is the alphabet but sung backwards.
  • An Aesop: "The Stinkbug and the Skunk" has the Aesop "just because you're bigger, doesn't mean you're better".
    • "Your Toupee" has one about not fussing over your appearance as everyone is their own beautiful.
    • "Santa's Solar Sleigh" has "sometimes what's old is best".
    • "The Bully Song" has the Aesop of "don't try to cheer yourself up by making someone else sad".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The song "Short Attention Span" has only one lyric: "This song goes out to anyone with a short attention span".
  • Berserk Button: The character in "I Don't Like It" is peeved by people just saying "the same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same, same thing"
    • The narrator in both "Pi Songs" seems to hate math, even to the point of saying "Make it stop" when people recite pi.
    • In "The Summertime Song", the narrator is a bit grumpy about summertime in general but seems to especially hate bird poop. While hating bird poop is normal, he mentions it several times along with other equally annoying things.
    • The narrator in "The Fidget Spinner Song" is "driven crazy" by fidget spinners.
  • Be Yourself: The song "The Forehead Face Song" has this.
    You're your own person with your own kind of style; don't you feel better now?
  • Birthday Episode: "Your Birthday" is about the listener's birthday.
  • The Bully: The narrator hopes to defy this in "The Bully Song", which has An Aesop of "When you're knocking someone else down, the lowest one is you".
  • Cannot Spit It Out: "Will You Be My Valentine?" is a song about an acrostic poem for the word "Valentine". The "L" stands for "a word that [the narrator is] too shy to say".
  • Cats Are Mean: Zigzagged. "The Cat Song" describes cats as mean, rude, annoying, arrogant creatures who scratch our faces but it also describes them as cute, sweet animals who love us. Cocoa also bites the narrator but she is generally a nice cat and she was just playing. Averted fully for the kittens Bandit and Poppy, and the corner store woman's cat. As for Cat from "The Name of My Frog", we never find out his/her intentions.
  • Cats Are Superior: Zigzagged. The Cat Song describes cats as "thinking we're peasants" and "acting above us", but the actual cat characters don't seem arrogant.
  • Cat Up a Tree: The corner store lady's cat is in a tree in "Poopers the Magic Penguin", so he makes it so the cat is no longer up the tree...but the dog is, leading to the man who works at the lemonade stand, who's also her Love Interest, to save him, leading to them getting together.
  • Changing Chorus:
    • The chorus to "Skunkles the Christmas Skunk" usually has the line "He rides in the sleigh and he tries not to spray", but later the line changes to "He's Santa's copilot, though he never gets to fly it."
    • The chorus to "The Dihydrogen Monoxide Song" changes its third line every time. First it's "It's showing up in rivers far and wide", then "It seeps through your skin when it's hot outside", then "It's hard to wash off when it's liquefied", then "Apples test high for it unless they're dried", then finally "Levels increase at high tide".
  • Character Death: The narrator dies and goes to the afterlife in "Found a Peanut", and the Funny Little Bug somehow "a-little-bit-dies".
  • Children Do the Housework: In "The Mother's Day Song" and "The Father's Day Song", a young boy tries to do the chores as a surprise for his parent, but unfortunately, he fails miserably — he washes their clothes in the dishwasher, vacuums without the power, uses the shower to clean their iPad, forgets to turn the hose off after watering the houseplants, uses olive oil to clean the car, and breaks the stove trying to make breakfast.
  • Christmas Episode: Several songs take place on Christmas.
    • In "Santa's Solar Sleigh", Santa's brother Bob gives him a very fancy solar-powered sleigh but it doesn't work at night.
    • In "Skunkles the Christmas Skunk", a skunk saves Santa when he crashes his sleigh in the snow.
    • In "Three Pairs of Long Johns On", Santa's wife reminds Santa to wear three pairs of long johns.
    • "When Santa Was a Boy" focuses on Santa's childhood.
    • "Every Glowing Candle",
    • "This Christmas",
    • "All I Want For Christmas is to Spend All My Christmases With You"
    • "Snowflake Kisses"
    • "Don't Talk About Trump This Holiday" is about how you shouldn't talk about Donald Trump on Christmas for fear of offending your relatives.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Honey Bear is in his underwear when we see him as he is getting dressed.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Bob gives Santa a solar sleigh in "Santa's Solar Sleigh", only it doesn't work as Santa's sleigh goes at nighttime.
  • Cowboy Episode: "My Cowgirl" is about the narrator dating a cowgirl and "The Life of a Cowboy" is about the narrator being a cowboy.
  • Crappy Homemade Gift: In "The Mother's Day Song" and "The Father's Day Song", which are identical except for the parent and the occasion, the protagonist tries to make a nice day for their parent but fails miserably. One failure is that he tried to make his parent breakfast, but the oatmeal splattered up to the ceiling, the orange juice spilled on the floor, and the bacon turned out so badly that it broke the stove.
  • Creepy Doll: In "The Thirteen Days of Halloween", the witches give the narrator some of these.
  • Cue the Flying Pigs: "The Cubs Won" has Hell freeze over and pigs fly because the Cubs won.
  • Cute Kitten: Cocoa, the kitten mentioned in "Cocoa the Cute Little Coo-Coo Calico Kitten", is a sweet kitten who the narrator really likes. Bandit and Poppy are also a cute, frisky pair of kittens.
  • Dark Parody:
    • "The Wheels on the Bus are Falling Off" is a parody of "The Wheels on the Bus" where the bus is full of screaming children, angry snakes, and zombies, the engine is burning, the wheels are, well, falling off, and no one knows where the first-aid kit is.
    • Several from "The (Not Exactly) Nursery Rhyme Song":
      • In "Hickory Dickory Dock", the mouse puts the cat into a headlock.
      • In "Jack and Jill", Jill's father tells Jack to "stay away" from her.
      • In "Old Mother Hubbard", Mother Hubbard falls on her back and breaks three of her bones.
    • "The Thirteen Nights of Halloween" is a parody of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" which involves a trio of witches sending the narrator stuff like creepy dolls and ghosts.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: These being songs, there are inevitably repeated lyrics, but some of them are more this than the rest.
    • "Bananas" is just the word "bananas," said thirty-eight times over to a tune.
    • "The Pokemon Go Song" is just "Pokemon, Pokemon, Pokemon Go" sang over and over again.
    • "The Sneeze Song", "The Dentist Song" and "Please Pre-Freeze the Peas" have the same verse sung three times.
    • "The Asparagus Song" parodies this by repeating two verses. One is about the narrator being unable to identify something funny about asparagus and the other is complaining about people not knowing when to end songs.
    • In "The Summertime Song", the narrator mentions bird poop several times in his list of things he dislikes about the summer.
  • The Diss Track: "The Bully Song" is a jab at bullies, with the lyric "Hate to break it to ya but deep down you know it's true: when you're knocking someone else down, the lowest one is you."
  • Does Not Like Spam: The song "I Don't Like Tomatoes" is focused on not liking tomatoes.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": The singer in "The Name of My Frog" has a literal dog named Dog. He also has a cat named Cat, a bunny named Bunny, a rat named Rat, a bird named Bird, a ferret named Ferret, a crab named Crab, a lizard named Lizard, a snake named Snake, a hamster named Hamster, a fish named Fish, a parrot named Parrot, and a pig named Dr Hog. He also wishes he had a horse named Horse and also has "a mouse named Gerbil and a gerbil named Mouse, the night that I named them it was dark in the house".
  • Double Entendre: The two "mature" songs of his, which are on his other channel "Song Zaps", entitled "If You See Kay", and "Sofa Q" are mature because they contain innuendo for the "F" word.
  • Dreaming of a White Christmas: It snows on Christmas in "Three Pairs of Long Johns On" and "Skunkles the Christmas Skunk". The former is justified since it's in the North Pole.
  • Dropped in the Toilet: "Not Even for a Friend Like You" is a song about how the singer would do many things for their best friend but not certain things. One of the things he wouldn't do is take his friend's phone out of a dirty toilet.
  • Ear Worm: "This Song is Stuck Inside My Head".
    "This song is stuck inside my head and it won't go away. It started when I first woke up and it's been here all day. I don't understand it. Why did this one stick? There are lots of cooler songs I wish my brain would pick."
  • Emotionally Tongue-Tied: Mentioned in "A Little Like Love".
    Why can't I find a way to express what I want to say? Why can't I find the words without wishing that you hadn't heard?
  • Expy: Honey Bear was based off a fan's teddy bear, also called Honey Bear.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In the song "Dead Armadillo", the narrator finds a dead armadillo on the road, mourns for it, but then eats it.
  • Fake Interactivity: The songs "The Colour Song" and "The Unfinished Song" ask listeners to fill in the gaps.
  • Friendship Song:
    • "The B.F.F. Song" is about the narrator and his best friend and how they will always be best friends even if they don't always see eye to eye.
    • Played with in "Bob the Snail", which is about the friendship between a snail and a human.
  • Funny Animal: The duck, Honey Bear and his sister are all walking, talking animals.
  • Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Honey Bear wears a full suit of clothes, underwear included.
  • The Gadfly: The duck's primary goal in life seems to be needling random humans; he bothers a lemonade stand and a corner store for grapes he knows they don't have, and he carries on with this for multiple consecutive days to the increasing annoyance of their operators. He doesn't even legitimately want grapes, and the one time he asks for a product the corner store does have, it's for the sole purpose of making a pun.
  • Good News, Bad News: The announcement for the "mature" songs was in the form of this (e.g. "Good news, I wrote a new song, bad news it's rated mature").
  • Hated Item Makeover: Discussed in "The Mother's Day Song" and "The Father's Day Song". The kid, among other things, paints the ceiling for their parents and accidentally gets paint on the carpet. While they find this "cool", the chorus is very apologetic-sounding, indicating they believe their parent won't like it.
  • Heaven: Where the narrator goes in "Found a Peanut", but they don't accept him.
  • Hell: In "The Cubs Won", there are references to "Hell freezing over" and in "Found a Peanut" the narrator says that he got Rerouted from Heaven and "went the other way".
  • Halloween Songs: "The Thirteen Days of Halloween" is about witches sending the narrator items around Halloween.
  • Happy Ending: At the end of "Poopers the Magic Penguin", the corner store woman's pets are saved and she and her love interest have gotten together.
    Poopers: "A happy ending, don't you agree?"
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • In "Sarah Tells a Joke", Sarah says it's annoying when people ramble on without getting to the point, something which she does a lot.
    • The song "The Long Word Song" lampshades how it's ironic that the word for the fear of long words is "hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia".
    • "I Don't Like It" has lyrics such as "I don't like it when people repeat themselves, repeat themselves."
  • "I Hate" Song:
    • "The Fidget Spinner Song" is about how the narrator hates it when he's trying to eat his lunch at the cafeteria but everyone distracts him with their fidget spinners.
    • "The Summertime Song" lists everything the narrator hates about summer.
    • "Mosquitoes" says, "This song is about everything I like about mosquitoes" followed by an awkward silence because he likes nothing about them.
  • High Koala-ty Cuteness: In "Paula the Koala", the eponymous koala is described as "cute", "sweet", and having "a great big heart".
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: In "The Day You Told Me Your Name", the singer never heard his girlfriend's name, so instead, he calls her a variety of Affectionate Nicknames from his "baby" to his "snugglicious cuddle blossom".
  • In-Series Nickname: The frog's full name is Francis Felix Fenton Fabian Finley Farnsworth Falco Fallon Flannigan Fairfax Freddy McGrog Farley Fernando, but is nicknamed Mr. Jumpers.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: In-Universe, this is how the narrator feels about fidget spinners in "The Fidget Spinner Song".
    Narrator: "I guess at first they were kind of cool until they took over the entire school. Now I wish there was a rule: as soon as someone spins it, it will end up in the pool."
  • Jar Potty: The song "Tinkle, Tinkle, in a Jar" is all about this and it even mentions that peeing in a jar could "start a revolution".
  • Killer Rabbit: Cocoa the Cute Little Coo-Coo Calico Kitten.
  • Large Ham: The singer in "The Silly Band Song" is this due to his very dramatic language.
    Narrator: "It should be an illegal seizure!"
  • Lazy Bum: In "Poopers the Magic Penguin", the duck has to go to school but wants to stay in bed. Also, the narrator from "A Lazy Saturday Afternoon" is lazy and wants to do nothing.
  • Lighter and Softer: The Tarantula song has a nicer version which replaces "if there's just fuzz where your hamster was" with "if there's just crumbs where your dinner was".
  • Limited Lyrics Song: "The Banana Song", "Tacos", "Short Attention Span", "The Asparagus Song", "The Pokemon Go Song", "This Song is Awesome", "Mosquitoes", and "I Don't Like It" all have short amounts of lyrics.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Striper and Skunkles the skunks, and Pokey the porcupine all have names related to their species.
  • Love Dodecahedron: In "Love Quadrangle", the narrator likes a girl, who likes his best friend, who in turn likes another girl, who likes the narrator.
  • Love Interests: The narrator has a girlfriend in "I Won't Give Up Until I Win Your Heart", "The Day You Told Me Your Name", "The Valentine's Day Song" "The Yellow in My Mountain Dew" and "You Turn My Pinkies Blue".
    • Zigzagged in "Love Quadrangle". The narrator likes one girl, but she likes his best friend. The best friend, however, likes another girl, who in turn, likes the narrator.
    • The corner store woman and the lemonade stand man have crushes on each other.
    • Pokey the Porcupine eventually gets a girlfriend.
    • In "Miss Mary Brown", the narrator wants to marry Mary in the future.
  • Mistaken for Thief: In "My Pet Monster", the narrator is accused of stealing the pie his monster steals because the monster is only visible on Halloween.
  • Motor Mouth: Sarah claims to hate it when people "go on and on and on and on and on" despite being a bit motor-mouthed herself.
  • Name From Another Species: The narrator's gerbil is named Mouse and his mouse is named Gerbil because it was dark when he named them.
  • Never Say "Die": Played with. "Die" and related words are not censored if it's played for laughs (e.g. "I Won't Give Up 'Til I Win Your Heart" has the lyric "It's too bad an ugly rat died right where the fruit was at."), but are sometimes avoided if played seriously (for instance, "Now You're Gone" implies that someone's friend is dead but they're only referred to as "gone"). "For Dad" avoids the word "Hell" via a Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion (despite referring to the place and not as an expletive), but "The Cubs Won" manages to use the phrase "Hell's frozen over".
  • Nice Girl: Paula the koala and Cocoa the kitten.
  • Nice Guy: Skunkles, Pokey, Poopers and Honey Bear.
  • Nobody Poops: There is a song about this, called "No One Ever Needs to Pee in Movies", which mentions that not only do characters in movies never need to pee or poop, they also never have to tune guitars or brush their hair.
  • No Name Given: A lot of the characters' names aren't revealed, including the duck, the lemonade stand man, the narrator's sister, the corner store woman, the narrator's girlfriend (heck, even he doesn't know her name), the animals in "Lazy Saturday Afternoon", the corner store woman's pets, the narrator's friend and his crush, Honey Bear's sister, the teacher, the narrator's dad, Pokey's girlfriend, and Skunkles's mom.
  • Non Sequitur: The song "Tacos" just says "Tacos" as its only lyric.
  • Nose Nuggets: Two songs, "If You Were a Nose Nugget, I'd Pick You First" and "I've Got Issues With Your Tissues" have jokes about snot.
  • Ode to Apathy:
    • "The BFF Song" is about how the two friends don't care that they sometimes don't see eye-to-eye or about what other people say because their friendship is so strong.
    • "Lazy Saturday Afternoon" is about someone who's too lazy to take care of his many pets, from a cat to an elephant.
  • Ode to Food:
    • "The Banana Song" is just the word "bananas" sung over and over.
    • "The Taco Song" is just "Tacos!" sung once.
  • Overly Long Name: The frog's full name is Francis Felix Fenton Fabian Finley Farnsworth Falco Fallon Flannigan Fairfax Freddy McGrog Farley Fernando.
  • Please Wake Up: The Funny Little Bug song.
    I wish I could say he was snoozing instead, but the funny little bug is a little bit dead.
  • Pluto Is Expendable: "The Planet Song" has the narrator get angry about Pluto being "banned" from being a planet.
  • Pun:
    • "I Love U, It's My Favourite Letter".
    • The Pi Song is about how "pi" sounds like "pie".
    • At the end of the second Duck Song, the duck says that the corner store woman can "put it on his bill", when he doesn't have the money to buy chapstick.
    • A lot of the jokes in the song "Dumb Jokes".
    • The song "Sometimes My Butt Makes Noises" has the narrator say that if people don't like his presentation (a rhyme about farting) then at least he had the guts to share it, which makes his guts first rate, except for when he's farting.
    • "I Love U-Keleles"
  • Pun With Pi:
    • In "The Pi Song", some people ask, "Would you like some pi?". The singer, thinking they meant pie, replies in the affirmative and the other people start reciting pi to him.
    • "The Extended Pi Song" is a sequel to "The Pi Song", in which the singers, after reciting pi, ask, "Would you like some more?", and he says no, but they keep reciting anyway, even when he's literally saying, "Make it stop".
  • Putting the Pee in Pool: The song "Please Don't Pee in the Pool" is about how peeing in pools is not allowed.
  • Revolting Rescue: In "Skunkles the Christmas Skunk", the eponymous skunk saves Santa when he gets stuck in a snowdrift by spraying, causing the reindeer to fly away and push him out of the snow.
  • Sand In My Eyes: In "Now You're Gone, the narrator says, "I'm trying not to cry...there's just something in my eye".
  • Santa Claus: Features in all the Christmas songs except for "Don't Talk About Trump This Holiday".
  • Saving Christmas: In "Skunkles the Christmas Skunk", Santa's sleigh gets stuck, but a Smelly Skunk named Skunkles saves the day by spraying the reindeer so that they'll get a rush of adrenaline and pull him out.
  • Scary Science Words:
    • A variation in "The Long Word Song", where the main character screams upon hearing the word "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis", not because they think it sounds serious, but because they're afraid of long words.
    • Enforced in "The Dihydrogen Monoxide Song", which attempts to make water sound scary by referring to it by its scientific name (dihydrogen monoxide) and pointing out facts like how it corrodes some tools and can kill you if inhaled.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: The character in "The Long Word Song" is scared of big words.
  • Shout-Out: "The Cubs Won" references Porky Pig. It also says "The wicked witch is dead", which references The Wizard of Oz and the Superman song references Superman, The Incredible Hulk, and Harry Potter. There are also several nursery rhyme parodies and two Whole Song Shoutouts called "The Pokémon GO Song" and "The Minecraft Song"
  • Show-and-Tell Antics:
    • In "I Got a Pea", a boy brings some vegetables from his grandmother's garden to school. When he sings, "I got a pea", his classmates laugh because it sounds like "I gotta pee". He remains oblivious and asks why they're all laughing.
    • In "The Teacher Song", the singer mentions bringing some snakes to school for show and tell, and that his teacher didn't like it when he lost them.
  • Sick Episode: The elephant apparently gets a stomach bug in "Lazy Saturday Afternoon".
  • Smelly Skunk: Skunkles, Striper, the skunk from "The Stinkbug and the Skunk" and Striper's mum. They only spray when necessary, though.
  • Song of Many Emotions: "The Love Bug" parodies symptoms associated with infatuation by likening them to being bitten by an actual bug. Some of them are emotions, such as "it can make you scared", "it can make you shy", and "it can knock you down so low or it can lift you up so high".
  • Special Occasions Are Magic: In "My Pet Monster", the only time the monster isn't invisible is on Halloween.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: The song "Before I Could Rhyme" is about this, justified because the singer can't rhyme, and in the song "I Don't Like Tomatoes", the rhymes always rhyme something that rhymes with 'art' with "Far...too unhappy", likely hinting at the word "fart".
  • Take That!: "The Fidget Spinner Song" is all about hating fidget spinners.
  • Toilet Humor: The songs "Please Don't Pee in the Pool", "The Elevator Song", "Tinkle Tinkle in a Jar", "Sometimes My Butt Makes Noises" and "Don't Make a Snowman with Yellow Snow".
  • Trying Not to Cry: What the singer does in "Now You're Gone", he also claims there's something in his eye.
  • The Undead: Zombies are mentioned in "The Wheels on the Bus are Falling Off" and "Zombies Just Wanna Be Loved". Ghosts are mentioned in "Gary the Ghost".
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode: The songs "Tarantulas", "Now You're Gone", and "You're Not Alone" are noticeably darker than most of Bryant's songs.
    • The narrator's (and Sarah's) jokes are both about patients with terminal illnesses.
  • Valentine's Day Episode:
    • "The Valentine's Day Song" is about the narrator's crush not accepting his valentine but then him getting together with Kristy.
    • "Be My Valentine" is in the form of a Valentine.
    • "The Awkward Valentine's Day Song" is about the narrator not knowing how to make a valentine.
  • Viewer Name Confusion: "The Superman Song" has an In-Universe example. The singer has only seen the Harry Potter movies without reading the books, and so can't spell Hermione, misspelling her name as Hermionee, Hermyone, Hermionie, and Hermionne.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The character in "The Long Word Song" is scared of long words.
  • Unusual Euphemism: The narrator in "Sometimes My bum Makes Noises" refers to farting as "thunder" and "your bum saying hi".
  • Urine Trouble: In "Don't Make a Snowman With Yellow Snow", dogs, cats, squirrels, and mice are said to pee on the snow. Also, in "Lazy Saturday Afternoon", the lion cub pees on a rug.
  • Yellow Snow: The song "Don't Make a Snowman with Yellow Snow" is about not making snowmen with yellow snow.


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